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  • Finding Quick Wins in Freight Cost Savings

    April 10, 2010 by Dan Goodwill

    Twice within the past month, once from a client and once from a student in York University’s Master’s Certificate in Supply Chain and Logistics program, I was asked the same question. What can you recommend in terms of “quick wins”

  • News Security

    Info-sharing network aims to reduce cargo theft

    January 5, 2010 by Canadian Shipper

    WARREN, NJ–The Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has joined an initiative to combat cargo theft through improved information sharing between industry and law enforcement. The CargoNet initiative, based in the U.S., involves a national database and secure information sharing network,

  • Can-Truck to wind down operations

    December 22, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    OSHAWA, Ont. — has learned Oshawa-based trucking company Can-Truck is winding down its operations. A Can-Truck official confirmed the closing this morning. He attributed it largely to the slumping auto industry, which comprised a big portion of the carrier’s business.  

  • Has Business Development become a Lost Art in the Trucking Industry?

    December 12, 2009 by Dan Goodwill

    As expected, there was much doom and gloom at the recent Ontario Trucking Association Annual Meeting. The highlight of the presentations delivered by Meny Grauman, the Canadian Economist and John Larkin, the American Financial Analyst was that the economies of

  • New survey explores transportation and logistics world in 2030

    November 9, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — Self-guided transport vehicles and the reverse of globalization by 2030? Those were some of the possibilities considered by transportation and logistics executives in a recent global survey. That was the question PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) posed to transportation company executives

  • CN opens $14-million auto compound

    September 11, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — CN Rail’s new $14-million Toronto Automotive Compound at MacMillan yard, north of Toronto, is officially open.   The new facility’s track layout will accommodate the unloading of 60 auto-carrying rail cars at once, compared with 27 unloading

  • Penske Truck Leasing to sell used trucks on eBay Motors

    August 19, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    READING, Pa. — Penske Truck Leasing has announced it will be selling used trucks directly to business owners through eBay Motors.    Penske will offer visitors the opportunity to bid on a full-range of vehicles, including light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks,

  • Is a Turnaround in NAFTA Freight Volumes in Sight?

    August 15, 2009 by Dan Goodwill

    Cross-border trade using surface transportation (e.g. truck, rail, pipeline) between the United States, Canada and Mexico dropped 35.4 percent in May as compared to 2008 levels, the largest year-over-year decline on record for the North American Free Trade Agreement partners,

  • Mid Year Report on Transportation

    July 18, 2009 by Dan Goodwill

    In this blog I will set out to look at three things. How did we get into this economic mess, what have been the impacts on freight transportation and where do we go from here? To prepare this blog I

  • ATA says study confirms benefits of longer, heavier truck allowances

    July 14, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The American trucking industry is calling on its legislators to allow more productive truck weights, such as those enjoyed here in Canada, to improve productivity and reduce the industry’s environmental footprint. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) cited results

  • Schneider Logistics gives state of the industry overview

    April 14, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — Flat truckload rates, 1-3% rate increases for LTL carriers, increased trucking bankruptcies and declining truck sales are a few things Schneider Logistics experts see when looking ahead to the remainder of 2009. The company issued its annual

  • US proposes to slash harmful ship emissions along the nation’s coastlines

    March 31, 2009 by Canadian Shipper

    WASHINGTON, DC — The United States Environmental Protection Agency has asked the International Maritime Organization to create an emissions control area (ECA) around the nation’s coastline. According to the EPA’s data, the creation of an ECA would save up to